Let me tell you something about myself that might make some of you go “ewwww”: I only wash my hair three times a week. Why? Your body’s natural oils are good for your hair, and also I’m very lazy and I don’t like to style my hair every single day. I kid you not, if I don’t style my hair after I wash it, it’s not getting styled for a few days #LazyGirlProbs. Anyway, on those days, I usually toss it up in a ponytail or messy bun and go about my day.
Problem: I am not a huge fan of ponytails. I mentioned in a previous post that my head is kinda big and I feel like it’s more noticeable when all my hair is pulled back. Also, I don’t have long and luxurious hair, so I don’t get that voluminous ponytail that you see in the shampoo commercials. If my hair is in a ponytail, I need to compensate with clothing. I usually try to dress up or use accessories to vamp up my look a bit!
Since this outfit is relatively casual, I dressed it up with a pair of black stilettos, a choker, and a pair of statement-making sunglasses. This outfit says: “Yeah, I might be wearing a ponytail, but I look fierce.”
Today I’m sharing a list of 5 items that I use to dress up casual outfits on a daily basis!
1. Statement Necklace
A cute necklace can do wonders for a casual look! I always wear a necklace because I believe it’s the perfect finishing touch!
They don’t have to be quite as wild as these, but start a collection of sunglasses. Let your eyewear be the talk of the town!
3. Stellar shoes
Who says casual outfits need boring shoes? Not me! Dress up a t-shirt and jeans with a pair of stilettos (or another sensible yet rad option), and hit the town!
4. Bracelet/ring stacks
I’m not typically one for bracelets, but I do love a good ring! They are the perfect little statement to add to an otherwise toned-down outfit.
Of course, how could I forget my favorite beauty trend? Lipstick. A dark red or a bold color can add some serious personality to whatever look you have. Bless lipstick.
Top Mossimo // Jeans Forever 21 // Stilettos Mossimo
Sunglasses Versona // Choker via Target // Bag Betsey Johnson
How do you dress up a casual outfit? Let me know in the comments!